Wednesday, March 19, 2008

There is an explosion ....

There is an explosion in the Nigerian music industry.In the last few years,hip-hop journeyed all the way from America(did it originate from there?) to find a home in Nigeria.Trust Nigerians,we have "remixed" it and turned it into different genres.We now have fuji hip-hop,hip-hop in itself,yoruba hip-hop(or how else do we classify 9ice & lord of ajasa) e.t.c.
It is beginning to dawn on me that there is going to be a lot of money to be made from music in Nigeria in the next few years.The very next time I see my mum,I'm going to ask her why she never enrolled me in a music class when I was a kid.If she had,maybe I would have been a member of the MO'HIT STARS now.With the new generation of Nigerian musicians,music in our dear country is putting smiles on people's faces even though they are not sure if they will be the next victim of an armed robbery attack or car hijack.
However, with all the hype music is generating now,is anybody doing anything about the moral content of the songs?The videos nko?I get scared at times when I watch the musical vidoes and see ladies delibrately allow themselves to be carried away by the director's orders I guess!A good example can be gotten from Freestyle's video featuring 2face.There was a girl sitting beside freestyle in the video,her b...s were almost popping out and she was purposely grinding it into Freestyle's back(i'm sure chris won't agree with me on this one).Did Freestyle enjoy that?I'm sure going to ask him if I ever get to meet him.
Getting bored?don't mind me but we shouldn't throw morality to the winds just because our music industry is exploding.
If you get to read this,endeavour to get your ears to listen to lord of ajasa's 'esa lobade'.To me the song is hot and to a large extent shows the never-die spirit of a typical Nigerian.

Monday, March 10, 2008

WE MADE IT!

If you are wondering what this is all about,you need to read my last few write-ups to get a hang of this.
WE CAME 3RD!
At the MUSON centre on the 6th of March 2008,my school gloriously came 3rd out of the twelve schools in Lagos that qualified for the finals.Thank God we won,you can imagine what we went through before we went for the competition.The best actress in the competition also came from my school.She did not only go home with personal gifts,she also got a customized dress from the HOUSE OF HENRI(I envy the girl no be small).
Before the students went on stage,I told them it will be the high point of my service year if they win.THEY MADE ME PROUD!
The talents I saw at that competition made me wish I had this kind of exposure when I was in secondary school.Kudos must be given to all the schools for the amount of resources they put into preparing for the competition.Kudos must also be given to the organisers-FREE GIFT INTERNATIONAL for creating a platform for these secondary school students to express themselves.
I must say this-I saw EGO BOYO live at the finals.She was one of the judges(the woman fine no be small).I would go crazy about Nigerian movies if she begins to act again.